Alexey Gureev is a great photographer, investor and founder.

I hope you’ll enjoy the interview;

How did you fall in love with photography?

I just wanted to show the beauty what I saw.

How important is having a unique style as a photographer? How would you describe your style?

You are absolutely right that a photographer needs his own style. But I would just die of boredom if shooting in the same style all the time.

Where did you grow up? How have your roots influenced your sense of style?

I grew up in a small town. But it is hardly possible to claim that now I am the one who was at that time:) Because my views have changed throughout my life. I think that for photographer it is more important not where you live, but where you make photos.

What advice would you give to aspiring photographers out there?

To become a super photographer, aspiring photographers need to do only three things. The first is to learn photography. The second is to take a lot of pictures. And the main thing is to think what exactly do you want to show!

Have you ever run out of ideas?

Of course not! I have another problem. Where I can take so much time, to do all those projects, that I planned.

How do you find places and models for your shootings?

Essentially I take a lot of effort to find a good location or a nice model for shootings. Of course luck plays a part, but it won’t show up unless I search hard.

What’s the one piece of photo gear you couldn’t live without?

I have the latest model of the camera. If my camera is all right, I can’t imagine my shootings unless I have a good tripod.

Do you edit your photos? If yes, which programs do you use?

I use only Lightroom. I’m not using Photoshop.


We would like to express our gratitude to Alexey Gureev for this great interview.

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